Portable Figure Out system properties
pofig - portable shell script for probing base system properties: OS, OS version, kernel version, distro, distro version, architecture. It detects: 19 operating systems, 11 major linux distros, 13 CPU types. See wiki for more information and examples.
ProgPorts is an administrative and easy user interface to hundreds of proteomics, molecular dynamics, and protein crystallography programs. It is a hybrid of the prog/setup system, developed at Johns Hopkins University, and GNU-Darwin ports system.